LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who authorities say fired a gun at two men and faked a knife injury has been charged.
News outlets report the 22-year-old was arrested on Wednesday when Laurel County sheriff’s deputies responded to shots fired at a home. Deputies say Justin Hampton was dropping his two-year-old son off with the child’s mother when he got into an argument with two men and shot at them.
Deputies say Hampton then lied by putting blood on a knife and claiming he’d been cut during the altercation.
Hampton is charged with wanton endangerment, criminal abuse, tampering with physical evidence and falsely reporting an incident.
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Sheriff John Root says the child’s presence and close proximity of other people led to the wanton endangerment charge.
It’s unclear if Hampton has a lawyer.